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The Week Ahead: June 16-22

June 20: World Refugee Day.
June 20: World Refugee Day.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, June 16:

Armenia/Germany: Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visits Berlin (to June 17).

Armenia/PACE: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Armenia visit Yerevan (to June 18).

Azerbaijan/Greece: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Athens to discuss the construction of the TAP pipeline (to June 17).

Belarus/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk.

Iran: Vienna hosts another round of talks on the Tehran's nuclear program (to June 20).

Moldova/France: Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca visits Paris.

Moldova/Czech Republic: Czech Senate Vice Speaker Premysl Sobotka visits Chisinau (to June 19).

NATO/South Caucasus: The NATO Parliamentary Assembly's 86th Rose Roth seminar titled “South Caucasus: Challenges And Opportunities” opens in Baku.

Russia: Moscow hosts the 21st World Petroleum Congress (to June 19).

Russia/Serbia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Belgrade (to June 17).

U.S./Europe: The German Marshall Fund of the United States hosts a discussion with U.S. Assistan Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on the current state of the U.S.-European partnership.

Uzbekistan: South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits Tashkent and Samarkand (to June 18).

World: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases its World Nuclear Forces 2014 report.

TUESDAY, June 17:

: The 28th round of the Geneva International Discussions between Georgia and Russia begins in Switzerland (to June 18).

Russia/Azerbaijan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Baku (to June 18).

Tajikistan: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visits Dushanbe (to June 18).

UN: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.


Kazakhstan: South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits Astana (to June 20).

Ukraine/Czech Republic: Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek visits Kyiv (to June 19).

U.S./Ukraine: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Ukraine Crisis And NATO."

World: The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) releases its annual Global Peace Index.

THURSDAY, June 19:

Russia: International film festival opens in Moscow (to June 28).

FRIDAY, June 20:

Turkmenistan: South Korean President Park Geun-hye visits Ashgabat (to June 21).

U.K./Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "From The Kremlin To Kyiv: Russian Security Services."

UN: World Refugee Day.

SATURDAY, June 21:

Belarus/Russia: Brest hosts the 46th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Russia and Belarus (USRB) under the chairmanship of Russian State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin.

SUNDAY, June 22:

: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Yerevan (to June 23).

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